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Thursday, November 24, 2016


Some might think it's too early to start the festivities, but after the Christmas cups and adverts have been released it's ok to start the Christmas wishing I think. Anthropologie is a shop that has dreamy homeware where I could buy one of everything and their Christmas range is just as magical.
My favourite picks from the website are anything to do with Gingerbread. My Christmas tree may have too many Gingerbread men after growing my collection over the years, but these little trinkets are too cute to miss. The Candy Cane Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament, Gingerbread Snow Globe Christmas Ornament and Yuletide Christmas Ornament are my picks of the Christmas decorations. My favourite being the Snow Globe one as I've seen nothing like it, it's so special and would look perfect on any tree. As winter is approaching, I'm drinking more hot drinks any excuse to buy a new Christmas mug every year, I may have already brought a Starbucks one this year in the shape of a penguin. This Snowy Salutation Mug is so vintage looking and comes in three different designs. My favourite is the mustard 'Christmas' one with Santa on his sleigh. If you are looking for something on the go or a cute present for a friend this Merry & Bright Travel Mug is the cutest thing to go with your Gingerbread lattes and also comes in three different designs. I've always wanted a special Christmas plate for mince pies or a plate for Santa. I've looked at Emma Bridgewater ones before but these Noel Canape Plates are perfect, decorative and come in four different designs. It would be lovely to have one of each design as Christmas Day dessert plates. There are so many things I could have chosen for my wish list from the website, including Snow Globe Stocking Holders and Jar Candles, I need to find my way to a store. Even better, for Black Friday Anthropologie are offering 20% off everything, just use the promo code 'GIFT'.
What are your favourite Christmas homeware picks this season?

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I have so many face masks, they’re probably my favourite skincare product to buy. I like to try different formulas for different problem areas. Multi-masking has become quite popular recently, this is where you put a clay mask on your t-zone and a radiance mask on your cheeks to get the best out of your face masks. I guess this means you don’t have to apply three masks a week, you can have one pamper session and target all areas. I try and use a face mask every Sunday evening, I'm always trying out new ones. I noticed the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Face Mask on one of my many shopping trips into Boots. I had seen the Moisture Bomb Range before but hadn’t seen the tissue mask. My friend said she enjoyed the day cream so I couldn’t resist trying one as the range always seems to be on some kind of offer. I must admit I wasn’t too fussed to try the day or night cream as I’m really into my Origins skincare.
I have tried sheet masks before but they always seem to slide off my face and end up having to lie down to keep them on. The Garnier one felt like it wasn’t going anywhere, as it is soaked with so much serum you know it's doing something good for your skin. The Moisture Bomb tissue face mask is super hydrating on the skin and is great for dehydrated skin but works on all skin types, even sensitive. I love the scent of the mask it's very fresh, it is enriched with pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid and plant serum. It recommends to keep the mask on for 15 minutes, but I love keeping it on for longer to get the most out of the moisture. The mask claims to intensely rehydrate the skin, reduce the look of fine lines and revive radiance. The tissue mask diffuses the equivalent level of hydrating serum as per 1 week's use of day care, which is amazing! If you have had a busy week and your skin is looking a little bit dull using one of these is just what your skin needs to boost it back to life. They remind me of the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks but at a cheaper price point. My skin feels plumper, smoother and healthier and I really like the cooling sensation it gives. If I apply the mask in the evening, I can still feel the benefits on my skin in the morning. It really does quench the skin, they're so effective! The mask fits really well, the eye holes were a little too close together for me but I found it overall very comfortable.
I really like the packaging, they're great for travel as they take up no room at all and would be perfect after a day in the sun. It's nice to use a face mask which isn't messy and you don't have to scrub your face afterwards to remove it. The mask has a blue protective film which makes it easier to apply, which you remove once the mask is in place. When you are ready to remove the mask, you can massage any excess serum into your face or use a cotton pad to remove it, I like to leave it on. I have since gone back for a couple more and have got my mum and a friend to try one for themselves. They’re currently on offer for 99p (normally priced at £1.49) which is a real bargain so I might have to stock up on a few more. As I have had such great results with this mask, I might have to try the other products in the range.
What's your favourite tissue mask?

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016


I am a big fan of Pina Colada's in general, it's my favourite holiday cocktail and just reminds me of good times in the sun. When I saw that a new summer range was coming to The Body Shop in a coconut/pineapple scent I knew I would want to try EVERYTHING! I must admit I didn't try anything from the Virgin Mojito range last year but I love the original coconut scent from The Body Shop, so I knew this cocktail range would be a winner. I love coconut scented beauty products, especially Hawaiian Tropic Sun cream and various brands of shampoo and conditioner as they just remind me of Summer. The Pinita Colada collection consists of a body butter, a body scrub, a shower gel, a body sorbet and even an essentials set which would be a fantastic gift for a summer birthday.
My favourite product from the range has to be the Body Sorbet. The sorbets are lighter than a moisturiser but provide your skin with plenty of hydration. The product is lightweight and sinks straight into the skin. The formula is cooling on the skin so would work well as an aftersun and could be put into the fridge as I do on holidays to cool down. Unlike other sorbets I have tried,this scent has pineapple and coconut extracts from the caribbean in the formulation, so it is a bit of a strange texture to apply, but I can't get enough of the sweet, fruity scent.
The Pinita Colada Gift Essentials Set includes a full-size body butter, a full-size body scrub, a mini shower gel and a yellow bath lily. As the products range from £5-£15, it worked out better for me to buy the gift set, as I wanted to try every product in the range. Everything came in this gorgeous multicoloured 'Hola Happy Hour' box which I will definitely be keeping. I love the packaging of this range, the ombre colours are so summery.
I really like to layer up the scent, by using the products in the shower and then coming out of the shower and using the sorbet or body butter afterwards. The Body Scrub is a gentle exfoliator which is blended with real shredded coconut. This is a great product to get Summer ready skin. I like that it's creamy like a Pina Colada so it's not harsh on the skin at all. I like to use this once a week and follow up with the shower gel. The Body Butter is sunshine in a tub. The formula is thick but still lightweight on the skin. It definitely hydrates skin for longer than the quick fix body sorbet and is great for any extra dry places. The Body Shop body butters are always a winner in my eyes, but I think this one might just over take my beloved Satsuma scent. I've even used the Shower Gel as a bubble bath as it foams up nicely. You only need to use a small amount on a bath lily, as a little goes a long way. I'm so sad this scent is limited edition, I would buy it all year round! Looks like I might have to stock up so I'm not without it, especially the sorbet! Try it for yourself, I don't think you'd be disappointed. 
What's your favourite Body Shop scent?

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Friday, May 06, 2016


I must admit I’m not a massive fan of nail wraps, I haven’t tried many brands but I have found them in the past to be a bit of a faff. I hadn’t heard of the brand Dinkibelle before but I think they may have changed my mind on nail wraps as I applied these with no problems at all. Dinkibelle started as a quest to find nail wraps which were durable, pretty and affordable after not finding any that currently worked on the market. The problem I have found in the past is that they don’t stick around on the nails and can damage your nails underneath.
I found these nail wraps so easy to apply, they didn’t bubble up or crease at all and I didn’t need many things to help me apply them. The pack contains 20 nail wraps all different sizes so you have one that will fit every nail. I used the five smallest ones, so have the bigger ones left. As these ones won’t fit my nails I can cut these to size, I’m not too sure about using them on my toes! I did my nails whilst watching the television and was pleasantly surprised how fast I could create my instant manicure.
I prepped my nails by removing any nail polish I already had on, buffing my nails slightly to give the wraps something to stick to. I was also advised to wash my hands in fairy up liquid to remove any natural oils from my hands and nails to also make the nail wraps stick better. You remove the clear cover from the wraps and lift the wrap using the silver tab. Apply to your nail and smooth out any creases, wrap around the nail and file off any excess in a downward motion. The nail wraps should last up to 14 days, mine lasted well and the good thing about them is no chips! You remove them with nail polish remover or peel them off gently.
The only downside I had was after I had filed off the remainder of the wrap the colour didn’t quite cover my whole nail, but for a first try I was really pleased with the finish. I applied Essie Gel Setter Top Coat on top of the wraps and was left with a shiny gel appearance and by adding the top coat this makes them last longer. But just a top tip a fast drying top coat damages the wraps, so don’t use one of those!
I chose the shade Purple Dream which contains a few geometric shades of purple to create a lovely deep colour on the nails. There are quite a few different designs you can choose from which are fashionable and wearable, some of my favourites include Pastel Princess and Naked Daisy designs. I like that there’s no mess or fuss and you can fit them in your bag and easily apply them on the go. The nail wraps are priced at £6.99 each, which I think is quite reasonable and the same price as a high street nail polish. Admittedly you don’t get the continual use of a nail polish but for a special occasion I think they’re worth it.
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What's your favourite design?

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Saturday, April 30, 2016


The St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan is one of my most popular blog posts. I’m not a big tanner but I do like a gradual bit of colour, especially if I’m going away or if the weather is nice enough to get my legs out. The newest Gradual Tan to St Tropez's collection is the Gradual Tan Tinted Body Lotion. The tinted moisturiser gives an instant hint of bronze to illuminate the skin. You can gradually build this up to create a sun kissed glow. I have been applying this twice a week to build up the colour, but you can use this daily as it instantly perfects the skin and blurs imperfections. In the photo above it shows before and after one application and I think you can really see a difference straight away. I like to still use a tanning mitt with this product as it comes out bronze so you can see where you’re putting it, but the directions say you can use your hands. It’s lightweight and hasn’t gone streaky on me at all. The tan has a new mood-boosting fragrance, which isn’t overpowering at all but I can smell it from time to time throughout the day. I like to leave it a few minutes before doing anything else, but it is quick-drying and you can see an instant difference in your skin tone. The formula seems to be thicker than other tans I’ve tried from St Tropez but this means my skin is hydrated for longer which I like. I’m quite pale but I’m sure this would work on all different skin tones. I can see myself going through this tube quite quickly as the lotion is so thick. If you were applying this every day it could be an expensive buy at £15.00 a bottle, but topping it up every few days is definitely worth it. Or you could alternate between the In Shower version, which I think I might start doing before my holiday. I’m really impressed with the natural colour and it’s nice that you can build it up over time, instead of a full blown tan. I have also found that because I’ve been exercising more regularly it doesn’t come off when I sweat or transfer onto clothing or towels. A couple of people have even commented on my skin tone and have said it looks like i've just been on holiday, which definitely is a mood changer.
It would be great if you could get a miniature version of this product to take away with me! I think Marie Claire were reading my mind as they are giving away a free sample of this product in June's issue, which I need to get my hands on! I will definitely keep topping up the colour, I especially like the way it looks on my arms and legs. I would absolutely keep using this after my holiday too, to top up the tan! I’ve seen emails about a darker shade of the In Shower Gradual Tan coming soon, so I would be interested to try that when it comes out. Another winner from St Tropez!
What’s your favourite St Tropez product?

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Monday, February 22, 2016


Chloe Eau De Parfum has always been my favourite, signature perfume. I have tried most of the fragrances from the Chloe line and I’ve liked them all, some more than others. I have been through a few bottles of the original scent, but have been without it in my collection for a while now. I had moved on to other things and really got into See by Chloe Eau de Fraiche which I have recently used up, I really need to repurchase it. After Christmas I saw on the Debenhams website the Chloe Eau de Toilette gift set on offer for £30.00. I had £5.00 to burn on my Beauty Club reward card, so for me it was a no brainer. A 50ml perfume and a 100ml body lotion for £25.00, you can’t really go wrong, the perfume alone costs £58.00.
Chloe scents are always delicate, iconic and centre around roses. I sprayed it once and was so pleased it was back in my life. I’ve never had the Eau De Toilette version but I love it. I believe the Eau de Toilette has been reworked and this version was released last year as an update. The Eau de Toilette is lighter and softer but still has the same gorgeous scent as the Eau De Parfum. Chloe is known for being a fresh and feminine fragrance and when I smell it, I know the scent straight away. The fragrance has top notes of Bergamot, Lemon and Magnolia. Heart notes of White Rose, Gardenia and Rose Buds and Base notes of Cotton Flower and Musk. I think I like it so much because Bergamot has to be one of my favourite scents. I think this is the perfect fragrance to wear as we come into Spring and is great as an everyday scent. I find Chloe perfumes so long wearing on my skin and original Chloe stays around all day. I love the classic packaging, this version comes with a white ribbon instead of the original pink one. I have seen that they have just released the Eau de toilette of Chloe Love Story, so that will be next on my list.
What's your favourite Chloe fragrance?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016


My last post was all about the Lush products I picked up this year for Valentine’s Day, one of the ones I had to try first was the Lover Lamp Bath Bomb. This bath bomb is not the most exciting to look at, but the red heart shapes in the white bomb are very cute. This bath bomb contains Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute and Brazilian Orange Oil. Everybody said this one smelt like Chocolate Orange but to me it was very subtle a little bit like Vanilla, maybe I didn’t get a strong scented one. Once the bath bomb hits the water, the bath turns to a milky white shade. At first lots of little red heart confetti comes out of the bomb and then as it dissolves some more three bigger red cocoa butter bath melt hearts come out and float on top of the water. I massaged these into my skin as they took ages to melt. I used the Prince Charming shower gel in my bath as well, which has to be one of my favourite shower creams I have tried from Lush so far. It turns my bath into a pale creamy pink colour which looked lovely. It felt really moisturising on my skin and was like I was in a bath of silk, this would be great on all skin types. It was such a nice bath to relax in, it dissolved really quickly but the hearts made it feel luxurious and reminded me a bit of the Yognog or Star Dust bath bombs from Christmas. It might have been nice if a different colour came out of the middle of it, but I enjoyed it as it is. This ballistic is priced at £3.95 each and I definitely think it’s worth it as you are getting the bath bomb and bath melts in one. I wish I had picked up a few more of these, they’re now out of stock online but I’m sure they will have a little stock left in bigger Lush stores and they still have some of the Valentine's range still online. Hopefully it will return next year! I’m looking forward to the new Easter products coming soon and hitting Lush Oxford Street next week.
What was your favourite product from the Valentines range?

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Thursday, January 28, 2016


I rarely buy anything from Lush’s main range, but when it comes to their seasonal collections I have to try everything! It seems like their Christmas collection has just left the shops but the Valentines range has been available for a few weeks now. My bathroom is still stocked up on Lush Christmas items, but it’s nice to treat yourself to the Valentines items if you haven’t got someone to treat you. Soon the Mother’s Day and Easter ranges will be hitting the stores, I have seen a few photos and they excite me a lot, but I should really use what I’ve got before treating myself to any more.
The first thing that caught my eye from the collection was the Kiss a few frogs Knot Wrap (£4.50). I must admit I don’t have too many knot wraps, I missed out on the Christmas Snow Angel one but they’re great to store loose Lush items in as online items don’t come in packaging. I love the cute design and the bright neon colours. This knot wrap has been created in partnership with Arthouse Meath and re-wrap. Arthouse Meath is a social enterprise showcasing the talents of those living with severe epilepsy, learning difficulties and physical difficulties, drew the charming design then re-wrap – a women’s co-operative from Mysore, India – provided the fabric.
A release that I tried last year is the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar (£4.25). This year it has come back slightly different, with added lustre and without the stars. This bubble bar has a relaxing lavender and neroli scent and creates lots of fragrant pink bubbles. I prefer the appearance of last year’s unicorn horn but that bath water is definitely a nicer pastel unicorn colour. I can get about two-three baths out of one unicorn horn.
A new Valentines Bath Bomb is the Lover Lamp Bath Bomb (£3.95). This bath bomb contains fair trade organic cocoa butter so it’s really moisturising on the skin. It has butter hearts which slowly melt and soften you to leave you with silky skin. The scent combines fair trade vanilla absolute and Brazilian orange oil so it smells just like a chocolate orange. The bath turns a milky colour and the scent lingers on your skin which I really like.
Not a Valentine’s Day exclusive, but one I’ve wanted to try for a while now is the Rose Jam Bubbleroon (3.75). I love the Rose Jam shower gel and I’ve seen a few demonstrations of the giant pink bubbles this product creates so I wanted to try it for myself. I think this is the first bubbleroon I’ve tried, but the design is really cute! This bubbleroon contains; lemon, rose and geranium oil so it will help perk you up as well as containing Fair Trade cocoa and shea butter which leaves your skin feeling and smelling lovely. This is definitely a new favourite and one I will be repurchasing, I will have to try out the other bubbleroons.
I also picked up a 250g bottle of Prince Charming Shower Cream (£9.75) which I haven’t tried before. I really like the scent of this, it contains fresh pomegranate juice and grapefruit oil. It also contains marshmallow root, Fair Trade vanilla pod and Fair Trade organic cocoa butter which softens the skin. I was a bit worried the texture would be as thin as the Lord of Misrule Shower Cream, but this scent is much thicker which is great when you want to foam up the product.
Also in the Valentine's Day collection is a gorgeous looking soap which I didn't pick up called Roses all the way, which is inspired by Alice in Wonderland. They also have The Kiss lip gloss and lip scrub and of course a few lovely looking gift sets, the Lots of Love gift set is just stunning!
What’s your favourite Valentine’s Day Lush product?
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Mitonia is not a company that I had heard of before, but when I started doing my research I was excited to try them out for myself. Mitonia is a new company, devoted to cosmetics and perfumes and has a number of brands they have selected for their consumer. Mitonia is the distribution link between the brand and the consumer, taking into account trends and what the consumer has to say. Beaute Mediterranea is one of the brands and the only brand products I have tried from Mitonia. Beaute Mediterranea is a Spanish laboratory led skincare brand which products are formulated with active ingredients to get the best out of your skin. The brand has paraben-free cosmetics and are new to the UK market.
 I picked out some products based on my oily skin tone, the Regenerative line seemed to be most suited to me. I was really excited to try the Beaute Mediterranea Micellar Cleansing Water (200ml £20.00). I am a big fan of Bioderma and use a micellar water as my first cleanse before I go in with a full cleanser most evenings. I’m always looking for an alternative and trying what else is out there in the market. The cleansing water is formulated with marigold and elder floral water and snail secretion extract, which leaves the face free from impurities and can be used in the morning as well as the evening. The snail secretion part put be off a little, but I know it is used in quite a few beauty products for its collagen, glycolic acid properties and other compounds that regenerate skin cells. I’m really enjoying using this product so far, I normally just use it in the evenings before my evening cleanse and just put a small amount on a cotton wool pad and sweep it over my face. The micellar water gets rid of most of my make-up and feels refreshing on my skin. The cleansing water seems to make my skin look a lot clearer, as well as calming down any redness I have. I like the floral scent, but it's not too overpowering on my skin.
The other product I got to try out was the Beaute Mediterranea Snail Cream (50ml £34.00).  This cream is formulated with organic certified snail slime extract rich in allantoin, collagen, elastin and other micronutrients to help moisturise, soothe and attenuate skin blemishes. It combines aloe vera and marigold extracts with UV filters that ensure an active skincare. I also apply this one in the evenings after cleansing my skin and gently massage in it until it’s all absorbed. I like that it comes in a pump bottle as it dispenses just enough product for my face. I find this cream to be really moisturising, not too heavy on my skin and sinks in nicely. I have seen a difference in my skin since I started using the products every evening and I'm looking forward to seeing the continual results over time. I really like the packaging, it reminds me of the brand Korres. I really liked trying something new, the ingredients are of high quality and I look forward to trying more from the range. Also in the regenerative range is; Dragon’s Blood Regenerative cream, Snail Body Cream, Snail Concentrate Serum and Snail Eye Contour Cream. But they also have other ranges to suit other skin types like the moisturising, anti-aging and expression lines collections.
Will you be adding Beaute Mediterranea into your skincare routine?

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Thursday, January 21, 2016


It's a new year and I think most people feel the need to declutter and get rid of things they don't need. Whether this is downsizing your wardrobe or finishing half used beauty products that have been hanging around your bathroom. These are some of the products I have finished recently.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, 90ml £13.00 - This has to be one of the stand out products from The Body Shop for a while. I really enjoyed using this up, it’s super moisturising on the skin and takes every little bit of make-up off. It’s not harsh around the eye area and you only need a little piece to clean your whole face. It's really gentle on my skin and has quite a subtle scent, so it's not overpowering at all. Would I repurchase? Yes, I’m currently using the cleansing oil in my shower from the same range.
Liz Earle Limited Edition Orange Flower & Chamomile Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, 150ml  - Cleanse and Polish is my go to cleanser, if my skin is playing up I know I can rely on this to help it get back to normal. I try and purchase the limited edition scents to mix up my usual skincare routine. I use this most days as it’s moisturising on the skin and dissolves make-up straight away. It's suitable for all skin types and age ranges, so I can see myself using this product for a while. Would I repurchase? Always, I have to have a backup in my stash. See my full review on the scent here.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Cool Dip Purifying Shampoo & Smooth Seas Detangling Conditioner, 250ml £5.89 each  - I was excited to see a hair care duo suited to my hair type in Boots. I liked the minty fresh scent which felt cooling on my scalp. I wouldn’t say these did something special for my hair, but they’re great to use for everyday use. The shampoo is lightweight, adds texture and increases manageability and shine. Would I repurchase? Yes, if the products were on offer like they are now.
Batiste Stylist Texture Me Texturizing Spray, 200ml £4.49 I’m really into using a texturizing spray when styling my hair, so when I saw the new styling products from Batiste I had to give this one a try. I like using this to add a bit more volume and grit into the lengths of my hair. You can build it up in the hair to create different styles for different occasions. It doesn’t feel sticky at all, but I do have to top it up to make it last in my hair to separate my layers. The product is infused with Keratin & Inca Inchi oil to help strengthen your hair. Would I repurchase? Yes, I wish they did a mini size so I could fit it in my handbag.
Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body Wash, 500ml £6.50This is one of my favourite shower gels, saying that I’m a big fan of all Soap & Glory shower gels. I like the fresh green mandarin, sicilian lemon and sweet orange peel oils, as it’s so refreshing and wakes you up in the morning. It’s moisturising on my skin and foams up nicely. You can also layer the scent with the other Orange scented products in the range. I've said it before, I love the large pump bottles, I wish Lush products came in these. Would I repurchase? Yes, I always have a Soap & Glory body wash in my shower. See my full review on the Orangeasm range here.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter 50ml, Irrisistibubble Gift Set £5.00 I received this deluxe sample sized product in a gift set, another one of the delicious scents from Soap & Glory. I like the texture of this moisturiser, it sinks into my skin as it’s nice and light and great to use in the Summer months. The moisturiser contains Shea butter and Cocoa Nut Balm so it's really soothing on the skin. Would I repurchase? Yes, love this scent in Summer.
Dove Compressed Original Anti-Perspirant, 75ml £2.99 I normally use Mitchum deodorant, but these compressed deodorants are great to take on holiday with me. Dove have re-engineered the spray system thus reducing the amount of gas needed to deliver the same level of antiperspirant ingredient with each spray. Would I repurchase? Yes, I would buy again if I was taking it away with me.
Colab Sheer & Invisible Dry Shampoo in Rio, 50ml £2.00 I think I received this product in a beauty box. I really like the Batiste dry shampoo in the tropical scent so I knew I was going to like this Rio scent, it has notes of papaya, pineapple and a heart of cassis. It really helps to absorb oil and refreshes roots, it feels lightweight in my hair and I like that it leaves no residue. Would I repurchase? Yes, I need to try some of the other scents.
This Works Clean Skin 5 in 1 Water, 200ml £21.00 - I haven't tried many products from This Works, but the ones I have I've really enjoyed. I like to use a micellar water to take the bulk of my make-up off before cleansing with a hot cloth. This rosewater cleanser removes make-up, decongests and brightens the skin. I would say it's not great around the eye area, but it doesn't dry my skin out as it's refreshing and boosts elasticity. Would I repurchase? Maybe, it is quite pricey compared to Bioderma which does practically the same job.
Aussie Shower Smoothie Shower Gel, 250ml £2.99 I’m a huge fan of the Aussie hair line, so when I saw they were releasing body washes I knew I wanted to give one a try. This scent is super sweet, similar to their Miracle Moist hair care line which I love. It contains Australian Macadamia nut oil which leaves skin smooth and silky. I would prefer a pump bottle as it's so much easier to use in the shower, but I can't fault the product. Would I repurchase? Yes, I would like to try the other scents.
Have you tried any of these products?
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Friday, January 01, 2016


My love for Lush has grown over the years and it's nice to pick up a gift set every year which I can keep and store all my sweet smelling goodies inside. My favourite set this Christmas had to be the Butterbear Tin. I was drawn to this set straight away, the festive red and green packaging with the giant bear on the front was just too cute not to buy. The tin contains six butterbear bath bombs, so it's a great set if you like your skin to be smooth and moisturised without the hassle of applying body butter after you have got out of the bath. The Butterbear is just like the Butterball from the main range, but in a cute bear form which appeals to kids as well as adults. I must admit I like Butterbear for it's smoothing benefits, but it's not going to create a beautiful pattern in your bath. As the bath bomb fizzes away, you see a white foam on top of the water before it just dissolves into moisturising Cocoa Butter. Butterbear has a gorgeous creamy vanilla scent which is heavenly but not sickly sweet. You can still purchase the Butterbean Tin on the Lush website at half price, so it's a really great deal not to be missed!
I managed to bag a few gift sets in the Boxing Day sales after a lot of hassle on their website (it's the same every year). I was so impressed on how fast my order came though, it was despatched on the same day! I picked up the Christmas Bathtime Favourites gift set, the Merry Christmas gift set, It's Christmas Deer gift set and Snow Fairy's Castle gift set, as well as a tub of Santa's Belly which I haven't tried before but have wanted to for a while now. You can't go wrong with half price bath bombs! Hopefully these will last me until next Christmas when (fingers crossed) the Butterbear reappears in the shops again. I decided to use my new Champneys Hamper which I got for Christmas to store all my Lush goodies in my bathroom, I think it looks great!
What was your favourite product from the Lush Christmas collection this year?
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